Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

As at 13 November 2020

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below:  




Supreme Court fixture list November (pdf, 337 KB)



 17 - 19 November 2020

Case number SC 28/2020 

Case name                   

















Trans-Tasman Resources Limited
J B M Smith QC and W N Morrison-Shaw
The Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board and Ors
J D Gardner-Hopkins

Cloudy Bay Clams Limited
Fisheries Inshore New Zealand Limited New Zealand
Federation of Commercial Fishermen Incorporated
Southern Inshore Fisheries Management Company Limited
Talley’s Group Limited
R A Makgill and P D M Tancock

Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining Incorporated
D A C Bullock and D E J Currie

Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust
The Trustees of the Te Kāhui o Rauru Trust
R J B Fowler QC and J Inns

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated
M C Smith  

Environment Protection Authority
V E Casey QC and C Haden

The Attorney-General as Intervenor
V Hardy and D Ward

Civil Appeal                                                                        

Judges     Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, Ellen France, Williams JJ

Grounds on which leave was granted



The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal.

Supreme Court leave decision
Court of Appeal decision
High Court decision


 2 December 2020

Case number                             
SC 118/2019
Case name                  Lambie Trustee Limited v Prudence Anne Addleman
Judges      William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France and Williams JJ